Procurement Site Manager

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Clermont, KY, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Procurement Site Manager  


The following position is open in Clermont KentuckyUnited States.

What makes this a great opportunity?

Broad interaction & visibility across Beam Suntory, Suntory Global Procurement, and other Suntory group companies. Opportunity to drive best in class supplier relationship management initiatives with top tier suppliers across the world. Exposure to critically important sustainability initiatives that will leave a lasting impact for the adult beverage industry.

Role Responsibilities

The Procurement Site Manager will support production facilities (OU’s) with a wide range of deliverables ensuring an appropriate level of compliance and process adherence with obtained goods and services.

· Member of the Leadership Team at the assigned OU with an active role in site’s strategy development, ensuring continuity of supply and providing governance pertaining to the company Global Procurement Policy.

· The role will reside in one of our bottling facilities and be the onsite Procurement Leader/Subject Matter Expert with responsibility of executing buy practices on behalf of the site, in alignment with cross functional Procurement Category Managers.

· This individual will manage localized sourcing responsibilities in the supply of Indirect services, Direct spend (Glass, PET, Closures, Labels and Corrugate) as well as CAPEX and Commodities at a site level. All responsibility will be aligned to communication of Regional and Global strategies.

· Role drives excellence in execution of improved supplier relationship management (SRM), ensuring compliance, assisting with onboarding, driving sustainability, supplier diversity & innovation.

· OU level leadership support to planning, quality, GBS (Global Business Services) and finance functions on supply base pertaining to contractual commitments and pricing. · Responsible for ensuring suppliers are engaged & in compliance with BSI SEDEX and Global Citizenship requirements.

· Partner with Global Quality and other key internal Supply Chain partners to develop and execute supplier scorecards ensuring best in class supplier quality, contract, and policy performance.

· The role focuses on continuous improvement of existing services, material quality and specifications, and it is responsible for projects and developments of the bottling sites in North America, including brands bottled by third parties. · Role is responsible for leading Procurement efforts at OU’s with new product trials.

· Develop and align local sourcing strategy with regional and global strategies, key internal stakeholders, and Procurement leadership.

· Proactively carry out the appropriate sourcing processes with existing and new vendors to deliver the goods and services in the most sustainable and cost-efficient manner.

· Negotiate and implement robust agreements with providers, to ensure all contractual terms are clearly documented and signed off, as well as contractual risk to Beam are minimized.

· Actively work with entire site operations staff to identify annual capital expenditure projects, ensuring aligned to and supporting the Capital Procurement team in executing.

· Develop and maintain a working understanding of the cost structures of goods and services required at our sites ensuring up to date business analysis are shared and positively influence business decisions.


  • 3-5 years of experience in Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • Self-reliant, results-oriented, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Problem Solver - applies critical-thinking skills to generate, evaluate and implement solutions.
  • Strong communication skills and a conceptual thinker with ability to adapt to change.
  • Demonstrated success managing supplier performance & fostering relationships into partnerships.
  • Broad skill set with good judgment and a mature, practical, strategic, and creative mindset.
  • Strong presentation skills and advanced ability with MS Office products and SAP ERP experience.
  • Analytically inclined - able to merge large data sets, analyze data, synthesize business insight, and clearly communicate findings.
  • Commercial negotiation skills with a numerate, logical and analytical approach.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to influence at a senior level.
  • Enthusiastic and pro-active with a can-do attitude.
  • Capable of planning and organizing a diverse workload, while managing changing priorities.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Committed to continual improvement in processes, performance, and personal development.
  • Basic technical knowledge of manufacturing.
  • Strong business acumen and ethic.

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville